Bright Green Future Grants is a competitive program that provides funding for school-based sustainability projects up to $3,000. Applications for the program are typically accepted each year starting in mid-August through September. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted Oct. 12 through Oct. 26, 2020.

Additionally, instead of applying with original project ideas, we will be offering a “menu” of options for schools to choose from. These options will be sustainability-themed curriculums offered through local nonprofit organizations. The main benefit of this change is that all curriculums can be completed whether you are meeting in the classroom or virtually.

See our most recent update for more information and to view the list of the options that will be available.

The program was designed to recognize and support innovative projects that will inspire students to become lifelong environmental stewards. Projects like composting systems, rainwater harvesting, organic gardens, rain gardens, bicycle academies, and wildlife habitats are identified by local educators and through campus EcoAudits. Projects that are selected to receive funding actively engage students and members of the community with hands-on involvement and learning.

View the list of last year’s grant recipients

See a few of our grant-funded projects in action:


For more information about Bright Green Futures Grants, contact Mary K. Priddy or see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Bright Green Future Grants program.